Just RELAX already! Relaxed Homeschooling, How We Began

Part 1 of a 6 part Back-to-School series.

From the archives as we head “back to school.”

For the month of August we will be revisiting some of our most popular education and homeschool posts.

To read the next post in this series (Part 2) click here: O Pioneers! A Personal History of Homeschooling.

© Una-Melina // Worthy Books & Things, 2013.


One day, a few years ago my daughter, then only eight or nine years old, asked me to sit down on the sofa so she could play spa and massage my feet. I’m sure I was busy, but how could I refuse such an offer from my sweet little girl. She played relaxing classical music and used fruity smelling lotion, the whole works. But while she was pretending to be a massage therapist in a soothing spa, she had to remind me several times to relax. Finally, she exclaimed in exasperation, “Just RELAX already!” Then we both burst out laughing! It’s a funny notion that we might have to be reminded to relax in the midst of what should be a pleasant experience. Interruptions to our plans can be an unwelcome disruption or a joyful interval.

Seven years ago my son wisely interrupted my plans when he asked me if…

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